Many homeowners think that they spend enough money on roof installation, that they do not think to have it regularly inspected. The reality is that, since your roof is exposed to more than any other part of your home, there is a lot that can go wrong at any time. Also, you might not even know when your roof has a problem until it ends up costing you a bundle. All of this adds up to one thing: Residential roofing need to be inspected at least once a year. Below is a list of reasons why:
1. Catastrophe Prevention
As with any household inspection, roof inspections can catch problems before they end up expensive. For example, if there is a slow leak starting in your roof, the inspector can patch it up before there is a lot of water damage. After all, out of all the things that can go wrong in a building, 40% of all of them are due to water intrusion. Also, more than 9/10 of the time (93% to be exact), water damage can be prevented by precautionary measures. Almost any roofing contractor will inspect your roof and fix anything that looks to be going wrong, or recommend someone who can. While these inspections will cost money, they will save you money in the long run.
2. Future Roof Replacement
Regardless of the amount of roofing service performed on a particular roof, the typical roof will only last about 20 years (Even less if regular maintenance is not a priority), even though most buildings are designed to last about 50 years. A professional inspecting your roof will look for warning signs that show whether a roof is needing to be replaced soon. If the inspector recommends that the roof be replaced within the next few years, you will be able to save up money to do so. This is ideal compared to having an emergency and being stuck with a huge bill for the new roof installation on a whim. This does not even take into account other costs related to damages caused by the failed roof. Insurance premiums rising can also cost you a lot.
If you want to save money in the long term, consider giving a roofing company in your area a call. They will be able to find potential problems and estimate whether a new roof needs to be in your future or not.